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The move away from film has meant more pictures being taken at more times than ever before – but does that always result in better photography? Is there something to be learnt from setting yourself limits, asks Keith Wilson
As the ocean looks set to get busier due to increasing international trade, improving navigation systems is being seen as vital for protecting both human and marine life
A report details how tropical storms are fuelling the rise of authoritarian governments through relief aid distributed to citizens in the form of a ‘bribe’
After years of trials, talks, tweaks and test runs, EarthRanger has now come of age and is being rolled out across Africa. But can the brainchild of the co-founder of Microsoft make a serious difference in the fight against the…
Nationalism might gain political points in certain parts of the world, but for Marco Magrini, it’s going to take a planet-wide approach to solve the real issues
With guaranteed sunshine, bright blue skies and not a hint of air pollution, inland deserts provide some of the best and clearest natural light to be found anywhere on Earth, an ideal lure for photographers, says Keith Wilson
A review of coral-saving methods is helping communities decide which ones are most suited to their needs
A seven-year study of Patagonia’s ice sheets has revealed the volume ice they contain is even greater than previously understood
The environmental impact of Bitcoin is higher than its virtual nature might suggest
With a camera in everyone’s pocket, the once rarified world of reportage photography has been dramatically opened up. As news media scrambles to adjust to ‘citizen journalism’, there are still practices that can help the cream rise to the top,…
The idea of the Earth as a self-regulating, living organism was once scorned by the scientific community. But this holistic view has since gained widespread acceptance. On the occasion of his 100th birthday, Geographical revisits our 2000 interview with James…
A temporary fishing ban has been imposed by the European Commission until 2020 in an attempt to save Baltic cod stock from impending collapse
The fight to save the planet takes off
A look at the contribution of hippos to the savannah ecosystem has revealed that their preferred lifestyle is crucial for maintaining life in the rivers they laze in
The new app encourages young children to connect with the natural world while allowing scientists to track levels of biodiversity across the UK
A type of panel has been invented that can generate electricity when pointed at the night sky, but can it ever be scaled up to serve alongside solar power?
In the 4th century BC, Aristotle proposed that earthquakes were caused by winds trapped in subterranean caves. Small tremors were triggered by air pushing on the cavern roofs, large ones by air breaking the surface. We now know a good…
The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management pledges to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 and declares a climate emergency

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